SKF Dry Lubrication System improved safety and efficiency at bottled water production plant
The SKF solution
SKF engineers suggested the SKF Dry Lubrication System, which eliminates the need to spray thousands of liters of water and soluble lubricant.
Instead, this flexible and completely automated system applies a small amount of SKF Dry Film Lubricant (NSF H1 certified) on the bottled water production line´s, conveyor chains and guides.
The resultsSet up to lubricate 90 flat top chains with 200 lubrication points, the SKF Dry Lubrication System proved extremely successful for bottled water production. As a result, the floors are dry, the lubricant consumption is minimal, and there is no more waste water, no moisture on packages and no inherent corrosion. In just one lubrication line, the system saved €15 700 per year in operating costs. Additional production process benefits included enhanced packaging quality and improved operator and product safety.
- Monthly savings in soluble lubricant: 320 litres
- Monthly savings in water: 90 m3
- Monthly savings in cleaning (man hours): 12 hours
- Total savings: €15 700